from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Salmon under two years old.
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We consider it, however, as a good proof of the natural sagacity and observant disposition of our present author, that he should have come to the same conclusion several years ago, regarding the habits and history of salmon-fry, as that so successfully demonstrated by Mr Shaw.
For they swim up the rivers every year to lay their eggs in the clear, cold streams, knowing, perhaps, that the salmon-fry, as the young are called, will have fewer enemies away from the ocean.
Don't ridicule the wry-neck, nor sneer at salmon-fry;
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